Raluca Bianca ROMAN

Department of Modern History/Department of Social Anthropology
University of St Andrews
e-mail: rr44@st-andrews.ac.uk

ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7463-3455



Research interests: religious humanitarianism and faith-based organisations, anthropology of Christianity, Roma/Gypsies, Pentecostalism, Charismatic Christianity, ethnicity and nationalism, religious mobilisation, sex and gender, Evangelism and missionary work


  • ROMAN, R. B. (2017). Ambiguous belongings and (un)certain paths. Pentecostal Roma subjectivities in the practice of Finnish life. In: A. Markkanen and K. Aberg (Eds.), Culture of the Finnish Roma Helsinki: SKS (forthcoming).


  • ROMAN, R. B. (2020). ‘It’s the struggle that makes us strong’: morality, belonging and social change among Pentecostal Finnish Roma in Lutheran Finland. In: Journal of Finnish Studies. Special Issue: Counter-readings on Finnish nationhood: Minority strategies and the making of the nation (R. B. Roman, P. Stadius and E. Stark, Eds.) (forthcoming).
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2019a). ‘Neither here, nor there’: Belonging, ambiguity, and the struggle for
    recognition among ‘in-between’ Finnish Kaale. In: Romani Studies 28 (2): 239–262.
    ROMAN, R. B. (2019b). Roma identities, territoriality, and the process of classification. A review essay. In: Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 25(2): 231–239.
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2018). Roma mobility, beyond migration: religious humanitarianism and transnational Roma missionary work as de-constructions of migration. In: Intersections 4(2): 37–56.
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2017). ‘Body limited: belief and (trans)formation of the body in a Pentecostal Roma community’ in Pentecostals and the Body. In: Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion (M. Wilkinson and P. Althouse, Eds.).
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2015a). ‘Religion and transnational Roma mobilization: From local religious
    participation to transnational social activism in the case of the Finnish Roma’. In: T. Hjelm, Ed., Is God back? Reconsidering the new visibility of religion. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2015b). Suomen romanit ja helluntailaisuus [Finnish Roma and Pentecostalism]. In: Idäntutkimus, teemanumero Romanit (3/2015). Helsinki: University of Helsinki.
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2014). Trans-national migration and the issue of ‘ethnic’ solidarity. Finnish Roma elite and Eastern European Roma migrants in Finland. In Ethnicities 14 (6): 793–810.
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2010). Everyday forms of ethnic identity: language as ethno-national symbol. In: G. Cormoş, (Ed.), Viziuni critice (editura Argonaut). Cluj-Napoca.
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2009). Neo-Protestant Confessional Education and the Process of Counter-
    Secularization in Post-Socialist Romania. In: Studia Universitatis Babeş Bolyai Sociologia, Issue 2.

Online articles

Book reviews

  • ROMAN, R. B. (2016a). Review of ‘Faith and revivalism in a Nordic Romani community: Pentecostalism among the Kaale Roma of Sweden and Finland’. In: PentecoStudies 15 (2): 235–237 (available at: https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/PENT/article/view/31416/pdf).
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2016b). Review of ‘Roma in Europe: The politics of collective identity formation’ (by I. Bunescu). In: Romani Studies 26(5): 91–94.
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2016c). Review of ‘Ritual Practices in Congregational Identity Formation ‘(by T. D. Son). In: Social Anthropology 24(1).
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2015). Review of ‘Making things better: a workbook on ritual, cultural values and environmental behavior’ (by D. A. Napier, 2013. Oxford: Oxford, University Press. 208 pp., ISBN: 978–0199969364). In: Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale 23(3): 374–413.
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2013a). Review of ‘Holy Brotherhood: Romani music in a Hungarian Pentecostal church’ (by B. R. Lange, Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press; ISBN13: 978-0-19-513723-1; ISBN10: 0-19-513723-X). In: Romani Studies 23(1).
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2013b). Review of Witalisz, Alicja (ed.) (2011) ‘Migration, Narration, Communication: Cultural Exchanges in a Globalised World’. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, issue 1 (available at: https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/njmr.2013.3.issue-1/v10202-012-0014-8/v10202-012-0014-8.pdf).
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2012). Review of ‘The right to roam: travelers and human rights in the modern nation-state’ (by D. Roughneen, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2010. ISBN (10): 1-4438-1871-2, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-1871-1). In: Romani Studies 22 (1): 67–69.
  • ROMAN, R. B. (2011). Review of ‘Picturing ‘Gypsies’: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Roma Representation’ (by P. Gay y Blasco and D. Iordanova, Eds., Special Issue of Third Text-Critical perspectives on contemporary art and culture 22(3), Abingdon: Taylor and Francis Group. 2008. ISSN 0952–8822 (pbk)). In: Romani Studies 21 (2): 207–209.